Most Asians still don't use the Internet
Internet usage is growing rapidly in Asia. But more than half of Asia's 4 billion+ population still do not yet use the Internet, according to recent McKinsey study.
Asia's missing women
Over 100 million women in Asia are "missing" because of selective abortion, infanticide or neglect.
Doing Business Where Governance Is Weak
Ian Buchanan and Edward Clayton of "Strategy&" suggest eight principles for succeeding in markets prone to ethical and legal risks.
Global water scene not as rosy as officially painted
Global water scene not as rosy as officially painted, writes Asit K. Biswas. In South Asia, for example, there is no clean water that can be drunk directly from taps.
Rural Electrification Programs Set to Transform Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market
Rural Electrification Programs Set to Transform Asia-Pacific Microgrid Market, finds Frost & Sullivan. Favorable regulations will ease the cost burden on market participants.
Financial crisis now hitting OECD education systems
OECD’s Education at a Glance report shows how crisis effects spread into our education systems, argues the OECD trade union movement.
Asia’s future challenges -- a geopolitical & economic perspective
Today Asia is facing increasingly complex challenges, economic and above all political, writes Ian Buchanan Senior Executive Adviser, PwC strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), Chairman AusPECC.
Trade and investment liberalization blocked in Asia
International trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region has been the region's biggest economic driver. But today, further market opening seems to be blocked.
Frost & Sullivan's Singapore Summit, 16 October
Frost & Sullivan's Asia Pacific summit of the Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL), will take place in Singapore on 16 October. Register now!
Digital technologies are bringing a wave of improved well-being for Australian citizens, argues Ric Simes, but this is not well captured by GDP and productivity statistics.
Business recommendations to G20
The international business community ("B20") has laid out a blueprint for G20 leaders to promote global economic growth and employment outcomes and make the global economy more resilient.
Governance for Asian development
Many Asian governments have done a superb job implementing policies to promote development. But can they take their countries to the next phase -- innovation-driven development?
Asia's lopsided trade and investment
Asia's participation in global supply chains has been an important driver of development. But overall, Asia's participation in trade and investment has been lopsided.
Asia's supply chains
Asia's supply chains have opened new opportunities for development. They are also transforming the system of international trade and investment. But they are not without their challenges.
Mega Trends to 2025
What are the world’s top Global Mega Trends to 2025 and what are their implications for business, society and cultures?
Asia's economy -- no miracle!
Asia's dramatic economic development has not been a miracle. It has been the result of sound policies. But can Asia succeed in innovation-driven development?
Asia's development renaissance
Asia is undergoing a dramatic development renaissance, after being surpassed by the West for two centuries. But this development is uneven and is still incomplete.
Asia's economic transformation
Asia's rapidly developing economies are in the midst of a "structural transformation", which is very challenging and will take a very long time.
Asia and international financial system
Asia would like to play a more important role in the international financial system. But is it ready?
Asian Century, Australia and Europe
Emanuele Schibotto, ACI's Director for Development, recently interviewed John West on the Asian Century, Asia and Europe, for a book he is writing on the Asian Century. Here is the interview:
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